Do you guys still have living grandparents? I don't. I lost my grandmothers so very young. I think of them often and try to hold onto my memories of them but they fade anyway. Growing my photography art has made me wish desperately that we had taken more photos and not just the look-and-smile photos but the real everyday photos. Just a little slice of them for me to hang onto.
With that in mind, I followed my husband's grandma around her home and neighborhood with my camera going wild. One of the best parts of documentary is that it doesn't slow you down. We all just went about our visit.
If you haven't, please please please consider a session with your grandparents. It doesn't have to be with me, but find a way to make it happen. You will never ever regret having images like these. I know I wish I had them. I'm so glad I built up the courage to ask if I could take them of Grandma Liz. She's amazing and lovely. She's 96. I can hardly even believe it. You know when we walked uphill to the park she told me afterwards that she usually goes faster. Faster than my three boys under 8 were driving us. Bah! We were slowing her down! hahaha! Seriously, she's incredible.
We love you Grandma Liz!
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